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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the frontwoman of The Ettes was co-produced with Andrija Tokic.
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  1. Jun 5, 2017
    80
    At just a shade over 30 minutes in length, it’s a true no-filler album, one that includes songs to crank up and dance around to and others to just crack open a beer to. Raise your bottle to Coco Hames and let’s hope there’s more where that came from.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2017
    80
    [Hames] combines the stately emotionalism of '60s torch singers with the all-caps exuberance of a particularly sharp garage-rock band and the eloquent twang of late-period Replacements. [Apr 2017, p.30]
  3. Apr 4, 2017
    80
    Coco Hames is a skilful debut that explores the softer angles that the Ettes' last effort hinted at, trading in the spark-plug energy of Hames' former band for a more reflective flavour of songwriting. Luckily, her talent and enthusiasm for her craft are as strong as ever.
  4. 70
    There’s plenty of soul, sass and self-reflection as Hames works through these short, snappy tunes, where it’s impossible not to hear echoes of the Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry influences that Hames mentions in the press notes.
  5. Magnet
    Apr 26, 2017
    70
    Its wide-open sound is full of giant guitars, processed keyboards and retro beats, suggesting a meeting between Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone at the Brill Building. [No. 141, p.57]
  6. Apr 7, 2017
    70
    All in all, this is a solid solo debut form Coco Hames. The lyrics are superb and the compositions are clean.
  7. Mojo
    Mar 29, 2017
    60
    This solo debut sits her ripe, occasionally darkly brooding voice--Rachel Sweet with a hatchet--against grungy country and knowing '60s vibes. [Apr 2017, p.93]

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